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Alessandra Sciutti

Tenure Track Researcher, head of the CONTACT Unit
Researcher Tenure Track - Principal Investigator
COgNiTive Architecture for Collaborative Technologies
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Alessandra Sciutti is Tenure Track Researcher, head of the CONTACT (COgNiTive Architecture for Collaborative Technologies) Unit of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT). She received her B.S and M.S. degrees in Bioengineering and the Ph.D. in Humanoid Technologies from the University of Genova in 2010. After two research periods in USA and Japan, in 2018 she has been awarded the ERC Starting Grant wHiSPER (www.whisperproject.eu), focused on the investigation of joint perception between humans and robots. She published more than 80 papers and abstracts in international journals and conferences and participated in the coordination of the CODEFROR European IRSES project (https://www.codefror.eu/). She is currently Associate Editor for several journals, among which the International Journal of Social Robotics, the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems and Cognitive System Research. The scientific aim of her research is to investigate the sensory and motor mechanisms underlying mutual understanding in human-human and human-robot interaction. For more details on her research, as well as the full list of publications please check the Contact Unit website or her Google Scholar profile.

Education

Title: Master's Degree in Neuroengineering
Institute: University of Genoa
Location: Genoa
Country: Italy
From: 2004 To: 2006

Title: Bachelor's Degree in Bioengineering
Institute: University of Genoa
Location: Genoa
Country: Italy
From: 2001 To: 2004

Title: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Humanoid Technologies
Institute: University of Genoa - IIT
Location: Genoa
Country: Italy
From: 2007 To: 2010

Title: Master
Institute: ISICT - Institute of advanced studies in information and communication technologies
Location: Genoa
Country: Italy
From: 2004 To: 2006

Experience External

Title: Assistant Professor
Institute: University of Genoa
Location: Genoa
Country: Italy
From: 2018 To: 2018

Title: Visiting Researcher
Institute: Osaka University
Location: Osaka
Country: Japan
From: 2014 To: 2015

Title: Visiting Researcher
Institute: Rehabilitation Insitute of Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Country: USA
From: 2011 To: 2012

All Publications
2023
Antonj M., Zonca J., Rea F., Sciutti A.
A Controllable and Repeatable Method to Study Perceptual and Motor Adaptation in Human-Robot Interaction
ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, pp. 188-192
Conference Paper Conference
2023
Mongile S., Pusceddu G., Cocchella F., Lastrico L., Belgiovine G., Tanevska A., Rea F., Sciutti A.
A Conversational Game to Study Social Influence in Humans-Robot Interactions
International Conference on Child-Robot Interaction
Abstract Report Conference
2023
Mazzola C., Incao S., Marassi M., Rea F., Sciutti A.
A Hermeneutical Approach to Provide Robots with Socially Adaptive Perception
Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, vol. 366, pp. 344-352
Conference Paper Book Series
2023
Scorza Azzarà G., Zonca J., Rea F., Song J. H., Sciutti A.
Can A Joint Action With A Robot Lead To Shared Body Representation?
9th Joint Action Meeting (JAM 9)
Abstract Report Conference
2023
Azzara G.S., Zonca J., Rea F., Song J.-H., Sciutti A.
Can a Robot's Hand Bias Human Attention?
ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, pp. 213-216
Conference Paper Conference
Dissemination
2023
Sciutti A.
Algoritmi & Robotica: sfide e promesse
Simposio "L'algoritmo, l'intelligenza artificiale e il governo del dato, opportunità e problematiche di genere", Convegno FIDAPA, 8th May 2023, Genoa, Italy
Public Event
2023
Sciutti A.
Cercasi Robot Con Esperienza
Web Marketing Festival, 17th June 2023, Rimini, Italy
Public Event
2023
Sciutti A.
Panel: Le donne nella Robotica
MPW Most Powerful Women in Robotica di Fortune Italia, e-talk, 19th April 2023, online
Media
2023
Sciutti A.
Panel on the future of robotics
Festival delle Scienze di Roma - Storie di automi: dal movimento al sogno,
Public Event
2023
Gori M., Sciutti A.
Rai intervista per 8 Marzo "pioniere"
RAI
Media
Scientific Talks
2023
Sciutti A.
A robot for everyone and for each one
The Third Workshop on Social and Cultural Integration with Personalized Interfaces (SOCIALIZE) in conjuntion with IUI 2023, 27th March 2023, Sydney, Australia (virtual)
Workshop/Symposium
2023
Sciutti A.
Cognitive robotics for shared perception with humans
Skovde-IIT Scientific Meeting, 23rd February 2023, Genoa, Italy
Workshop/Symposium
2023
Sciutti A.
Cognitive Robotics to establish shared perception with humans
Workshop IIT – Osaka University “Towards symbiotic society with multi-species: humans, robots, and avatars”. 2nd February 2023, Genoa (Italy).
Workshop/Symposium
2023
Sciutti A.
Cognitive robots for mutual understanding
Human-aware Artificial Systems Workshop in the framework of the TERAIS European Project. 31st January 2023, Genoa (Italy).
Workshop/Symposium
2023
Sciutti A.
Conference Keynote: "Human-in-the-core Cognitive Robotics"
32nd IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) 2023, 29 August 2023, Busan, Korea
Conference
Oral presentations
2019
Sciutti A., Tinelli F., Gori M.
Context Dependency in Space Perception in Children with Movement Disorder
Child Vision Research Society (CVRS) 2019
Conference
2019
Sciutti A., Sandini G.
The role of object motion in visuo-haptic exploration during development
2019 Joint IEEE 9th International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics, ICDL-EpiRob 2019, pp. 123-128
Conference
2019
Nicora E., Noceti N., Sciutti A., Rea F.
Why High-performance computing is important in robotics?
BMVA technical meeting: Computer Vision + High performance Computing
Conference
2018
Sciutti A.
Bi-directional intuitive communication in HRI
Neuroscience 4 HRI workshop in conjunction with HRI 2018 (5 March)
Conference
2018
Sciutti A., Melchiori C., Lombardi G., Sandini G.
The development of visuo-haptic exploration strategies in school-aged children
European Conference on Visual Perception
Conference
Awards and Achievements
2023
Mongile S., Pusceddu G., Cocchella F., Lastrico L., Belgiovine G., Tanevska A., Rea F., Sciutti A.
Selected as a finalist for Best Late Breaking Report " What if a Social Robot Excluded You? Using a Conversational Game to Study Social Exclusion in Teen-robot Mixed Groups"
2022
Sciutti A.
40 under 40 by Fortune Italia. Selected to be on the cover of the July/August 2022 Fortune Italia magazine.
2022
Barros P., Sciutti A.
Best Paper Award for the paper " CIAO! A Contrastive Adaptation Mechanism for Non-Universal Facial Expression Recognition."
2022
Sciutti A.
Corresponding Co-Chair
2022
Sciutti A.
Member of the IEEE RAS Steering committee for the Publication Activities Board (PAB) for IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems
Editorships
2022
Sciutti A.
Cognitive Systems Research
2021-2022
Sciutti A., Barros P., Castellano G., Nagai Y.
Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience
2021-2022
Luo D., Cangelosi A., Wan W., Sciutti A., Tanevska A.
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems
2021
Sciutti A.
Interaction Studies
2020
Sciutti A.
Frontiers in Robotics and AI - Human-robot Interaction
Organized Events
2023
Mongile S., Pusceddu G., Cocchella F., Lastrico L., Belgiovine G., Sciutti A.
Il Robot Che Vorrei
2023
Rea F., Sandini G., Sciutti A.
Skovde-IIT Meeting
2022
De Carolis B., Gena G., Lieto A., Rossi S., Sciutti A.
Third edition of the Workshop on Adapted intEraction with SociAl Robots (cAESAR)
2022
Di Cesare G., Lombardi G., Ruta L., Sciutti A.
Understanding the affective state of others: the role of vitality forms
2021
Sciutti A., Barros P., Vannucci F.
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